Prior to his work as master model maker at the Elgin National Watch Company, Charles P. Corliss began learning his trade at a small jewelry store in his hometown in.
Until 1888, all 16-Size grades offered by the Elgin National Watch Company were exclusively lever-set. As the market began trending toward the convenience of pendant-set watches, Elgin responded with the.
In addition to patents received for stem winding/setting innovations, Charles P. Corliss also created a patented snap-ring dial that could be arranged in such a way as to allow the.
Charles P. Corliss was awarded four distinct U.S. patents for stem winding/setting mechanisms he created while model maker at the Elgin National Watch Company. Recently, we inspected the mechanism that.
Today, we take a look under the dial of an Elgin Grade 155, originally introduced in 1896. The pendant setting mechanism was a patented design created by Charles Pelatiah Corliss,.